aqua vitae

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English aqua vite, from Latin aqua vītae, from aqua (water) and vitae (of life), hence "water of life".

Noun[edit]

aqua vitae (countable and uncountable, plural aquae vitae)

  1. (alchemy) An aqueous solution of alcohol typically prepared by distilling wine.
  2. (chemistry, archaic) A concentrated aqueous solution of ethanol.
  3. (beverages, archaic) French brandy or cognac.

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally "water of life", from aqua (water) + vīta (life).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈa.kʷa ˈwiː.tae̯/, [ˈa.kʷa ˈwiː.t̪ae̯]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈa.kwa ˈvi.te/, [ˈaː.kwa ˈviː.t̪ɛ]
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Noun[edit]

aqua vītae f sg (genitive aquae vītae); first declension

  1. distilled alcohol; spirits

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun with an indeclinable portion, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative aqua vītae
Genitive aquae vītae
Dative aquae vītae
Accusative aquam vītae
Ablative aquā vītae
Vocative aqua vītae

Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: apa vieții
  • English: aqua vitae
  • English: aqua vitae